MANUEL G. SPIESMAN, M.D.; HYMAN I. RUBENSTEIN, M.D.
Previous to Schlagenhaufer's report of a primary case of Hodgkin's disease of the gastrointestinal tract in 1913 it was a generally accepted rule that the gastrointestinal tract was immune to this disease. Today the literature on this subject and our personal experience make it possible for us to assume that some cases grossly diagnosed as gastric carcinoma, gastric ulcer, enterocolitis, tuberculosis, lymphosarcoma, obstruction of the colon, and carcinoma and syphilis of the rectum may have been intestinal or rectal Hodgkin's disease.
Even though primary and secondary gastrointestinal Hodgkin's disease is definitely known to exist, the meager literature emphasizes the
SPIESMAN MG, RUBENSTEIN HI. HODGKIN'S LYMPHOGRANULOMA (RECTAL STRICTURE); REPORT OF A CASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;17:349–358. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-17-2-349
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